The company's offices in Finland, China and Poland are busy delivering the full basic and detail designs for several pure car & truck carriers (PCTC), all ordered based on Deltamarin's concept designs.
The works include BYD Auto's four liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered PCTCs of 9,200 CEU-capacity, the first of which will be delivered by China Merchants Industry in 2025; four 7,400 CEUs LNG-run units for Sallaum Lines (with an option for two more), constructed at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) and scheduled for delivery from 2026; and two 9,300 CEUs methanol-fuelled vessels for China Merchants Energy Shipping (with four optional), put together at China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) and expected to start sailing from 2026 onwards.
Deltamarin says most of the design work will be carried out this and next year.
Janne Uotila, the company's CEO, underlined, "The car carrier industry is going through very interesting times as both the market as well as the environmental requirements for car transportation are rapidly changing. With these new orders, we are now working with PCTC designs for nearly all the alternative fuels. We are proud of the trust given by the owners and shipyards for Deltamarin to customize and optimize the vessels for the different future trades."